Greek aquaculture company installs humane fish stunner for sea bass, sea bream and pagrus

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Fish stunner proves ‘transformative’ for the company’s production and efficiency

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Installation of humane fish stunner from Ace Aquatec yields ‘transformative’ results for the Mediterranean aquaculture company, Philosofish. Photo courtesy of Ace Aquatec.

Aquaculture technology specialist Ace Aquatec has successfully installed two new humane fish stunners for sea bass, sea bream and pagrus with the Mediterranean aquaculture company, Philosofish.

“Philosofish’s latest vessel, designed by our partners Stamatiou Aquaculture, shows what can be achieved when welfare and sustainability are high-ranking strategic priorities,” said Costa Skotidas, EMEA sales and partnership manager at Ace Aquatec. “This collaboration signals an important advancement for harvesting standards in the region and will help Philosofish to blaze the trail for improving animal welfare while continuing to deliver high-quality products.”

Philosofish is one of a handful of Greek fish farming companies to adopt this method of humane harvesting across the Mediterranean region. The company has committed to installing the high fish welfare technology across all new boats going forward.

“We opted for Ace Aquatec’s humane stunning technology as it aligns with our inherent responsibility towards our fish and our commitment to setting industry benchmarks for animal welfare,” said Nikos Liberis, Philosofish CEO. “Making this investment underlines our vision to inspire change and push the boundaries in the Greek aquaculture industry.”

According to Philosofish, the installation of the humane fish stunners has been “transformative” for the company’s production and efficiency. Beyond providing a more ethical, stress-free harvesting experience for the fish, the installation has reportedly improved the quality of the final product.

“They are already seeing operational efficiencies and quality improvements as they embrace their role as leaders in humane aquaculture practices in Greece and the wider Mediterranean area,” said Tara McGregor-Woodhams, CSMO of Ace Aquatec.


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